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You Are A Leader And Don’t Even Know It: See Why

You have within you the ability to lift someone else up.

You may not have given a title but if you fall into what John Quincy Adams says here, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Does your action inspire others?

Well, do you take responsibility for your actions even when things don’t go as plan? A leader is someone who takes full responsibility for all his or her actions. They don’t pass the buck unto someone else when things don’t go right and take all the praise when things do go smoothly. 

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” -Wayne Dyer

Are you an optimistic person even when you are challenged? A leader is someone who must realize that it is not what happen but how they react to what happen that matters most. If you can help others to see the bigger picture in a challenging situation you are a leader. People want others who can remain positive despite faced with challenges.

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” –William James

Do you have an open mind? A leader who is open-minded does not limit his or herself to what they already know. A leader knows that they are work in progress. 

Life is about learning, continuous learning.

Do you show respect to all people despite the position they hold in life? If you are able to treat other people with respect even if they are not able to offer you anything, you are a leader.

Kindness is strength.

Are you approachable? It is a good quality to have and being approachable will make you a more effective leader. Why, the people around you will not be in fear to share ideas or concern with you. Leaders should be welcoming!

Be the kind of person you want to meet.

It’s not so hard to be a leader and you can lead from where you are. You don’t need a fancy title or an office, all you need is you and you too can be a leader.

Be an encourager and that is something we ALL can do.

It’s your turn, go an fuel someone’s DREAM today.


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Question 22: What Will It Take For Me To Be A Good Leader?


Question 22: What will it take for me to be a good leader?

If you have the desire to be a leader then you must know this, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – John Maxwell

Sometimes we have to take the initiative to be the leader we want to see in our home, church, school, environment or the world. As John Maxwell states in his book, The 360 degree Leader, “Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.” Therefore, you too can be a leader. The young man who asks the above question is getting ready to start a new chapter in his life. He is getting ready to start his freshman year in college, where he want to be more than just a student but a leader on his campus and also a leader in his community. As I look in the young man eye’s I could see that he had made his mind up to do what Mother Theresa had said, and that is to be the change that he wants to see. It is imperative that any students who want to be a leader get involve in extracurricular, student organizations that are in line with your interest and doing so you will get to know others, which is building relationship.

To be a good leader you must:

  • Have a sense of purpose – Knowing what you are about will make it easier for you to become the leader you want to be.
  • Know who you are – It is important you know your strengths and weaknesses. Know what you are good at and delegate the rest to your other team members.
  • Have self-control – As a leader you have to have self-control because you don’t want to be jumping at everything that comes your way, or get upset at everything or anything that doesn’t go your way.
  • Be confident – The best leaders are the ones who are confident in what they are doing and what they are about. Being confident is showing that you believe in yourself and that’s vital component of being a good leader.
  • Be committed – You have to be able to show your commitment to what you want others to commit to. If you don’t commit to what you are doing others will thing it’s not interested to you and they themselves will give it the same treatment.
  • Learn to delegate – You must feel comfortable sharing the work load and when you do, the people who you lead will know that they too are of importance.
  • Be able to communicate well with others – Others must be able to understand when you want them to do and also to communicate with others with respect.
  • Be a team player – Leaders know that Together Each Achieve More. You be able to get more don’t in less team when the team works together.

Being a leader is not a final destination but a continuous journey. You must work on getting better each and every day.

Remember, “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell

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